Murder in Black - Mark Cross (1945) - vintage hardback crime fiction book
Murder in Black - Mark Cross (1945) - vintage hardback crime fiction book
Murder in Black - Mark Cross (1945) - vintage hardback crime fiction book
Murder in Black - Mark Cross (1945) - vintage hardback crime fiction book
Murder in Black - Mark Cross (1945) - vintage hardback crime fiction book

Murder in Black - Mark Cross (1945) - vintage hardback crime fiction book

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1940s murder mystery novel with original pictorial dustjacket - Daphne Wrayne and her Four Adjusters - FREE UK P&P
£18.75

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Murder in Black - Mark Cross (1945) - vintage hardback crime fiction book
 
Mark Cross (pen name of Archibald Thomas Pechey), "Murder in Black" ("Being the twentieth exploit of Daphne Wrayne and her Four Adjusters") (London and Melbourne, Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, 1944, reprinted 1945). Vintage hardback crime fiction book (red cloth boards) with original colour pictorial dustjacket, 224pp, measuring approximately 12.7 x 19 x 2.1cm (5 x 7.5 x 0.85in); the "Book Production War Economy Standard" mark appears on page 4. "On an afternoon in January, old Maria Westover locks up her home at Dennerley, makes her way to the station, is seen to board the West Runton train, and although certain of her clothes and belongings are subsequently found on the railway track, Maria Westover entirely disappears. What happened to her is the problem that faces Daphne Wrayne and her four Adjusters in this, her thrilling, twentieth exploit."
 
There is considerable wear to the dustjacket including marking, discoloration, tearing, bumping, creasing and slight loss to the corners and spine ends; there is some marking to the cover with small patches of fading and some wear and bumping to the corners and edges, whilst there is some marking (including red dye marks) to the inside covers and some surface creasing to the inside back cover; the front endpaper bears the original owner's signature in ink; there is some discoloration to the pages with slight marking including slight tanning to edges and slight damp stains to edges and corners, together with slight edge and corner wear and a minor defect in the cutting of the lower edge of one page (with accompanying edge crease). 
 
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Brand Ward, Lock & Co.
Code 4/97
Condition Used